I met Dr. Ting through the recommendation of a friend who had learned about her from her radiologist.;
I was 67 when Dr. Ting performed a full face C02 laser resurfacing, Feb. 2012. After decades of not protecting my fair skin (I am blonde), I had the mouth area of that of a woman ten to fifteen years older.
So, during our first consultation, I had asked for just a laser treatment for my lower face. She convinced me I needed the whole face done She was right: even though my upper face, forehead, was nowhere near as wrinkled as under my nose; the laser treatment tightened my lids, my “crows feet”, under my eyes. And, in so doing, made my eyes look larger!! In comparing the “before” and “after” pictures the improvement is remarkable even two years later.
Because I now had this lovely new facial skin, my sagging neck skin was more noticeable. I asked Dr. Ting if she would perform a lower face/neck lift in Aug. 2012 which would be healed by Oct for my 50th year Reunion. She said, “No, It would be too soon to work with that new skin.” I respected her judgment and the fact that she was willing to possibly lose a patient rather than perform a procedure she felt was not completely safe.
In Feb. 2013, Dr. Ting did the Lower Face/Neck lift. I am completely satisfied with the results of both procedures: Just 3 weeks ago the ticket agent for the Shattuck Theater in Berkeley charged me full price for my movie ticket. Had to tell him, I was 69 years old and needed the “Senior” ticket. Made my night.
A few more observations:
I did some comparative “shopping” before I chose Dr. Ting. I found her fees to be in the average range of cosmetic surgeons practicing in the Walnut Creek/San Ramon Valley area
LeeAnne, her office manager and Ashleigh, her receptionist are professional, friendly women.
The nurses/staff who work in the Aspen Surgery Center where Dr Ting performs her surgery, have nothing but praise for Vivian Ting’s work ethic and ability. They do have one minor issue however; they have mentioned that Dr. Ting is a “perfectionist.” They say that she will not complete her surgery until she is absolutely sure she has met her patient’s criteria and hers. Consequently, her surgery times sometime run over the expected time frame. (She does not charge extra) I was pretty happy to hear this while I was waiting in the Pre Op room for my laser procedure!
And finally about Dr. Vivian Ting; I found her to be comforting, and extremely knowledgeable, ethical, honest, and capable. I liked the fact that she had trained at SF UC Medical Center to be first and foremost a Reconstructive Surgeon. She has a stellar reputation among practicing physicians.
Lastly, her office had Hershey Kisses waiting there for me.
– Diane D., Martinez, CA
Recently I met with Dr. Ting and decided to undergo a full tummy tuck to get rid of my infamous “muffin top”. After having my son I tried exercising and diets, which never helped in the areas that I was most concerned with.
During my consultation with Dr. Ting I expressed to her my areas of concern and how it has affected my self esteem. She was very compassionate and took her time going over all the details of what she thought in her professional opinion would give me the results I was looking for. She also discussed with me in detail what I should expect during my recovery.
After my surgery I was completely thrilled and amazed with my results. Dr. Ting listened to every single concern I had with my body, and gave me results even better then I imagined. Right now I am 2 months post-op and it’s going to get even better with time. I went from “muffin top” to flat as a pancake. People ask me all the time if I would do it again, and I tell them…..YES, I would in a heartbeat!
I would recommend Dr. Ting to everyone who is looking for a plastic surgeon who is truly talented and compassionate when it comes to your body.
– Renea G., Hercules, CA
My GP and hair stylist recommended Dr. Ting. I had decided that I wanted an eye lift, and went in for a consultation. She asked my reasoning and recommended CO2 laser instead which was a less costly procedure and achieved results far beyond my expectations. She is professional; she gave me the information that I needed to make an informed decision. She cares about her patients and their goals and her field of expertise. Seven months after my procedure, I look refreshed, not like a plastic surgeon’s patient…I can’t think of better praise than that! FYI, when I do get around to having an eye lift, I want Dr. Ting to perform the procedure.
– Darcy T, Orinda, CA
I researched for a year before I decided to go to Dr. Ting for my “mommy makeover”. After having three kids, I had a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck. Dr. Ting is a great surgeon and I am extremely pleased with the results five months later. I feel more confident and beautiful and couldn’t be happier. Furthermore, the staff at Dr. Ting’s office is the best….professional, friendly, compassionate and kind. They made the whole nervous process stress-free and I felt that I was in good hands every step of the way.
I highly recommend Dr. Ting and her staff to anyone.
– Kate D., Pleasanton, CA
Dr. Ting and all her staff are wonderful. I saw Dr. Ting after having three children for a breast reduction and a lift. I had a bad plastic surgery experience in the past, and so I was very nervous to try again, but she made me feel extremely comfortable. I felt confident with her knowledge in every aspect of the surgery, and she did a great job. She answered all my questions and concerns, and her staff has been nothing but friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend her to anyone, and plan on going back to her if I should have any other needs in the future!
– Lisa B., Alamo, CA
I went to Dr. Ting after being very disappointed with a mini facelift from Dr. Prescott. She improved my results considerably. She was very caring . I would recommend her highly. She also has a very kind and caring assistant in Leeanne. I give them five stars. Shirley L.
– Shirley L., Concord, CA
Dr. Vivian Ting performed CO2 laser on my face. Six weeks later the results are wonderful, worth the price, discomfort and recovery time. She is a professional beyond belief. I say that because she took the time to educate me in all aspects, the good and the bad. I had had other consultations with other “top” surgeons in the East Bay and no one came close in all regards. If you’re considering any plastic surgery have a consult, at the very least with Dr. Ting.
– Kitt B., Lafayette, CA
A friend referred me to Dr. Ting and as soon as I met her I knew she was the surgeon I wanted to do my tummy tuck! I had a terrible scar that ran down the middle of my stomach that was extremely unattractive, and I was very subconscious of it. She was truthful saying that she would be able to remove most of the scar and improve the appearance of the rest instead of telling me it would be completely gone. She just made me feel very comfortable and so did her entire staff. It’s now been 9 months since my surgery and my results are fantastic and I couldn’t be happier! I would recommend her wholeheartedly!
– S.T., Hayward, CA
Dr. Ting performed three surgeries within a 6 month period. She did a breast reconstruction after cancer. I was amazed how everything turned out. Beautiful work. She is very caring and makes you feel very comfortable. I would recommend Dr. Ting to anyone. Thanks to Dr. Ting for all the encouragement which really made going thru this process a whole lot easier. Everyone in the office is great.
– C.B., London, United Kingdom
I interviewed several plastic surgeons for my breast cancer reconstruction before making my decision. Dr.Ting is very patient, kind, straight forward and a perfectionist. Her appointments are always on time yet you never feel rushed. Dr. Ting’s staff is so warm and friendly. I couldn’t be happier with my experience and the outcome of my surgery!
– Nancy F., Walnut Creek, CA
Dr. Ting and her staff are amazing. The minute you walk in you feel welcomed. They are always so attentive and cheerful. I am currently under Dr. TIng’s care for breast reconstruction after chemo/radiation treatments. Had tissue expanders placed and waiting for the skin to heal before implant surgery. Dr. Ting is honest, straight forward and wants the best results for you. I enjoy her sense of humor too!
I also have had Botox and Juvederm filler. Cancer can take a toll on your skin and I love how it looks now.
I know that I’m in the best of hands with Dr. Ting and her awesome staff!
– Janelle M., Brentwood, CA
I am giving Dr. Vivian Ting a Hats OFF! She hit the mark after breast reconstruction. I went to Dr. Ting for Areola tattooing! I am a woman of color and I was not sure what to expect? We looked at different shades of brown and she took measurements.
The procedure was quick, painless and VERY REALISTIC LOOKING. I was so excited I could hardly keep my shirt on :@)
Thank You Dr. Ting for giving me my Self confidence and NATURAL LOOKING BREAST.
– Rechelle V., Antioch, CA
I would highly recommend Dr. Ting. She helped fix my breast reconstruction after cancer and the results were amazing. She is very professional, caring and skilled.
– Margaret K., Clayton, CA
Dr Ting is by far the best at what she does. She is always patient and takes her time to make sure that I am satisfied. I’ve seen her for fillers Botox and minor surgery.
I couldn’t be happier with her results and highly recommend her. Truly a gem among physicians. The staff are just icing on the cake. They always go out of their way to accommodate my needs.
– Dianne R., Martinez, CA
I met Dr. Vivian Ting shortly after being diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, to discuss reconstruction after double mastectomy surgery. She and her staff provide exceptional care to their patients. They are excellent listeners, detail oriented and extremely compassionate.
I have been cared for through the reconstruction process by each of them so well. I would say that Dr. Ting worked on me, and considered all the many details of reconstruction, almost as if she were working on herself. She is not only exceptionally skilled and knows the latest techniques, but also works compassionately and knowledgeably to provide a realistic, natural looking result, without complications.
She and her staff patiently and carefully guided me through the many steps of the process of reconstruction. They helped me know what to expect and how to take care of myself in order to heal properly. They were always helpful and knowledgeable in answering my many questions, and very welcoming at each visit.
After my reconstruction was completed, my husband described Dr. Ting’s work as “masterful-you look even better than before”. I am thankful every day for their wonderful care, and can recommend Dr. Ting without hesitation to anyone considering plastic surgery.
– S.F., Danville, CA
I struggled with large breasts all my life (50 years) I know, I know, poor me. However, my back and physical well being were always in discomfort. I was nervous about having a breast reduction, until I met Dr Ting. She changed my life. One year after surgery, I have so much more personal self confidence, and I feel better! If, you are considering this type of surgery, don’t wait another day! Make an appointment with Dr Ting, she can change your life too!
– Sallie S., Concord, CA
How do you say enough about someone who puts your body back together – helps put your life back together? Breast cancer and a mastectomy left me pretty broken, but by some good fortune I met Vivian, who with her superb skills and gentle, thoughtful, very capable manner, reconstructed a very real looking breast. I am so grateful for her knowledge, abilities, and friendship, and it is a sincere pleasure to recommend her to anyone in need of plastic or reconstructive surgery.
– Bernadine S., Atwater, CA
I am currently a breast reconstruction patient of Dr. Ting’s. She is truly amazing as a surgeon and as an understanding, compassionate person. Throughout my reconstructive process Dr. Ting has been exactly what I imagined my surgeon would be. Her reconstruction work is amazing! She is professional, highly respected and well liked by all the nurses, surgeons and hospital teams that were part of my surgeries at John Muir. If you unfortunately have to go through something similar, you would be in the best hands if you chose Dr. Ting as your plastic surgeon for reconstructive surgery (and I’m sure for any other procedures as well).
– Blog B., Oakland, CA
Dr was amazing. I was concerned with. My daughters facial scar from an injury and Dr Ting e planned everything thoroughly and advised a procedure. Her staff was phenomenal with us and put us at ease about the surgery. I was so happy with the care, attentiveness, and skill level of Dr Ting. And above all, she’s just a super nice person. Highly recommend her and her impressive staff! They definitely know how to make a girl feel pretty both inside and out;)
– Nisha L., San Francisco, CA
I went to Dr. Vivian Ting a couple weeks ago for a liquid nose job and dysport. She was Very thorough and knowledgeable with knowing just where to inject to make my bump on my nose minimized and my eyebrows to lift. She is simply the best!
– Janine H., Lafayette, CA
Dr. Ting has been a shining star in our health recovery. She’s been great in all aspects of surgery, understanding, patience, and concern.
We met with Dr. Ting and right away felt comfortable and confident that she was the Dr for us. She took her time explaining what we would be facing with our procedures and listened as we asked question after question after question. Dr. Ting really made us feel relaxed with our tough decisions, and even when we wanted to alter our decision halfway through treatment, she was super understanding. Her surgery methods are great, very cautious, very aware, and extremely smart. Which is a great fit for us and is exactly what we wanted in our doctor. She’s takes full precautions with her surgeries and makes sure we are well informed every step of the way.
I have full confidence in Dr. Ting. How many people can say that about their surgeons?
– B.P., Walnut Creek, CA
I needed a breast reduction, I have wanted to do it for 30 years and never had the guts. When I met Dr. Ting, I felt comfortable at once. I felt as if I was talking to a friend about my issues and someone who really understood how I felt. She was funny, truthful and put me at ease. I am a chicken at heart. When it came time for surgery I knew I was in the best hands possible, the staff at the surgery center confirmed that I was in incredible hands with Dr. Ting. Now after almost 3 years I knew I made the right decision. I am so happy. I recently decided to remove the “baby fat” that I had hanging from having kids and losing 40 pounds. I went to Dr Ting for a consult and there I was again, comfortable, and knowing this was the right choice. I am so happy, She is the best, she is truthful, funny, patient and understanding. Her bedside manner is not like most surgeons, she understands and is very comforting and reassuring. I can not say enough about Dr. Ting. If they had 10 stars that is what she would get.
– Leslie R., Livermore, CA
I went to see Dr. Ting for the loose skin (aka batwings) I developed under my upper arms after years of yo-yo dieting. She prescribed Thermage for this, and treated both upper arms in one short office visit. She was very professional and great at explaining the basis for the treatment and what to expect afterwards. Although it takes some time for Thermage to provide results, I definitely saw improvement in a few months. By one year later, the improvement was significant. I will be going back for further treatments when needed, for certain! Dr. Ting is awesome. I highly recommend her.
– Jennifer T., San Diego, CA
I was taken to an emergency room after being h it by a car, while riding a bicycle. I had a laceration on my face, along my left ear. The bottom of the ear was slightly torn. Dr. Ting was very nice and professional. She used local anesthetic, so the whole time I didn’t feel anything and was even able to have a conversation with her. It took about 50 stitches, but 6 weeks later the scar is barely visible. Some of my friends who saw it were very impressed. I appreciate Dr. Ting’s help very much and would highly recommend her.
– Kris J., Concord, CA
Like the previous reviewer, I’m not the nip and tuck type really, but starting a new service business I was looking for ways to look my best as I go out and try to drum up clients. Dr. Ting is a personal friend of mine and I was talking to her about my thoughts and concerns about how to update my image,etc. I told her I was definitely not interested in a face lift or anything like that because, a) I’m not THAT vain, b) I’m not THAT old, and c) I’m not that rich. Not to mention that, call me old fashioned, but as a guy I’m just not quite sure we guys should do that kind of thing anyway.
Dr. Ting was totally understanding and explained that there are many non-surgical procedures available to “touch up” my 48-year-old appearance. We talked about what each procedure could and couldn’t do, and what results i would be happy with. I felt she really understood what I would be comfortable with and she made sure I completely understood the options.
In the end she recommended three procedures. The first was a little Botox to ease my frown lines to soften my face a little, and to touch up the beginnings of crows feet at the corners of my eyes. Second, she suggested Restylane to fill in the creases from my nose to the corners of my mouth. Third, we did a Thermage treatment of my face to get rid of the fine lines I am developing from too many years in the sun skiing and sailing.
Dr. Ting was very gentle throughout the procedures, which can cause some significant discomfort (Botox and Restylane involve multiple injections and the Thermage involves heating tissues under your skin). I was really dreading the injections but she was very careful to be quick and smooth, keeping the discomfort to a minimum. She constantly checked how I was doing and would move to another area if the spot she was working on was getting too sensitive.
The changes to my appearance from these procedures were ideal. They were subtle, not overwhelming. But they were also a distinct improvement. They made my face look more firm and youthful, without making me feel like they made me look like someone else. It’s my face, just a little firmer, smoother, and more relaxed.
I can definitely recommend Dr. Ting to anyone who is looking for well explained consultation on all the options for improving their appearance, and excellent execution of whatever procedures best fit their needs and goals.
– Tim M., San Francisco, CA